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Swedish translation: galen

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English term or phrase:crazy
Swedish translation:galen
Entered by: EKM
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17:32 Aug 22, 2001
English to Swedish translations [Non-PRO]
Tech/Engineering
English term or phrase: crazy
crazy mother fuckers
amanda
galna/sinnessjuka/tokiga jävlar OR jävla galningar
Explanation:
The above options all work. Do not use them in the wrong environment, though. A literal translation would be "Galna morsaknullare" which would just sound funny, as there is no equivalent for "motherfucker" in Swedish. "jävlar" ("jävel" in the singular) has the literal meaning "devils", "demons", but has long been lexicalized as a swear-word referring to people you dislike, without much thought of the original religious meaning.
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EKM
Sweden
Local time: 11:41
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na +5galna/sinnessjuka/tokiga jävlar OR jävla galningarEKM
naIdioterHans-Bertil Karlsson


  

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11 mins peer agreement (net): +5
galna/sinnessjuka/tokiga jävlar OR jävla galningar


Explanation:
The above options all work. Do not use them in the wrong environment, though. A literal translation would be "Galna morsaknullare" which would just sound funny, as there is no equivalent for "motherfucker" in Swedish. "jävlar" ("jävel" in the singular) has the literal meaning "devils", "demons", but has long been lexicalized as a swear-word referring to people you dislike, without much thought of the original religious meaning.


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EKM
Sweden
Local time: 11:41
Native speaker of: Native in SwedishSwedish
PRO pts in pair: 1934
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Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Sven Petersson
3 hrs

agree  Erik Hansson
4 hrs

agree  Glenn Viklund: darn me, an expert in the subject! ;-)
5 hrs

agree  Nina Engberg
6 hrs

agree  Fredrik Larsson
6 hrs
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2 days 6 hrs
Idioter


Explanation:
As Mårten writes - we don't care about who is having sex with who in Sweden. To make it "sound stronger" we add devils or satan or something religious.

Crazy = Idiot / Stupid, you can just leave the "sexy part" without translations.

Hans-Bertil Karlsson
Sweden
Local time: 11:41
Native speaker of: Native in SwedishSwedish
PRO pts in pair: 5265
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